Free Christmas and holiday assistance in Phoenix and Maricopa County.
Find charities and churches in the Phoenix Arizona region that give low-income families free Christmas toys, gifts, meals from programs including the Angel Tree and Toys for Tots. There are also Thanksgiving turkey dinners in the Maricopa County area and charities that operate Adopt a Family programs. Locate places to apply at for holiday help in Phoenix AZ and the county below.
Kids are a focus. Children can receive free gifts, Christmas toys, dolls, clothing, games, books, Legos, and maybe even gift certificates to use to shop. Parents and the entire Maricopa County family may also be able to receive a free hot meal or food items, at Easter, Thanksgiving or Christmas. The charities and organizations that run these holiday programs do their best to ensure that no family goes without during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season.
Dozens of organizations operate across Maricopa County. They depend on donations from local businesses and individuals from across the region. Everything that someone does contribute to one of these programs will go directly to assisting low income families, and in particular children, immigrants or even senior citizens as well as the homebound.
Some of what may be distributed at the charities includes Video games, toys for boys or girls, clothing such as coats or shoes, games, dolls, books, and other gift items. Find more at United Way local Christmas help. Or scroll down the page to places to apply at for Christmas and holiday help in Phoenix AZ.
Green Valley Assistance Services Holiday Program
3950 S Camino Del Heroe, Green Valley, Arizona 85614. Main phone number is (520) 625-5966
The non-profit organization coordinates holiday assistance programs for senior citizens and children of families on low income. The center does rely on donations from the community. Applicants are screened for eligibility for any type of assistance.
At that time any applicants will be matched with generous donors who provide free gifts, toys, meals and food baskets. The agency will also partner with The Salvation Army of Maricopa County to assist as many people as possible.
Arizona Helping Hands Crisis Toy Distribution
3110 E Thunderbird Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85032. Call (480) 889-0604
The agency gives free toys to first responders to give to children that are facing a crisis situation. The organization also is heavily involved in distributing gifts, games and other toys to children that need assistance. Programs are for Spanish speakers and immigrants as well.
East Mesa Food Bank
Location is 752 S Ellsworth Rd, Mesa, AZ 85208. Call (480) 986-9827
Many resources are offered. Among them, it offers free Christmas gifts for children in the East Valley or Maricopa County region. Hot meals, gift baskets, and other items are passed out too.
Foothills Food Bank
Location is 6038 E Hidden Valley Drive, Cave Creek, Arizona 85331. Call (480) 488-1145
The non-profits distributes presents, food certificates, small toys, ornaments and vouchers to people in need during the Christmas Holiday season from Adopt A Family. They also sell low cost goods from a thrift store.
Low income children and homebound seniors can get help. Free Thanksgiving or Christmas meals can be delivered. There may be small gifts, stocking stuffers, and other help. Vista del Camino runs it, and their address is 7700 E Roosevelt St, Scottsdale, AZ 85257. Call (480) 312-2323.
Maricopa County Community Action Programs
A regional social service agency. Everything from free food (including at Easter, Thanksgiving, or Christmas) is offered along with small Christmas toys. Migrants can apply too. Small gifts, gift certificates, books, clothes, bikes for kids (or parents for work) and other holiday help is offered. More on Community Services in Phoenix area.
Family of God Ministry
The address is 700 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85034.. Call 602-319-2080 or (602) 616-4433
A regional non-profit that helps the low income in the state and county. Thanksgiving food or meals; free turkeys; Christmas gifts, toys, games and presents; hygiene supplies; free clothes or school supplies as well as other goods.
Arizona Helping Hands
Main address is 3110 E Thunderbird, Phoenix, AZ 85032. Phone: (480) 889-0604
Only kids in Foster Care can get help. Clothes, free birthday or Christmas toys, electronics, food baskets, and other support. It operates year round as well as during Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas holidays.
Toys for Tots Foundation of Maricopa County
This program partners with many other non-profits across Maricopa County Arizona. Together they ensure free Christmas gifts, clothes, toys, and other stuff is provided to children. Some of the distributions sites and locations are below. Toys for Tots provides free toys for the holidays to children and infants from low income and working poor families, and kids from age 0 to 15 can get help. There are also free Christmas toys and gifts for Spanish speakers, immigrants, and Mexican migrants. There are many application sites as well. Find them here. https://phoenix-az.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/request-toys.aspx.
Crossroads Nogales Mission Holiday Meals
Main address is 516 N Potrero Ave, Nogales, AZ 85621. Telephone: (520) 287-5828
Free holiday meals are served throughout the year. It includes Eater, Valentines Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Christmas, and Thanksgiving meals. Some of what may be served are Turkeys, Ham, and all of the sides. Also provides holiday groceries and food boxes for struggling families.
The Salvation Army
Several regional corp centers offer free grocery store gift certificates, hot meals and toys for families with children age 12 and younger. Many senior citizens and the very low income can also receive help and companionship during the Christmas season. Many volunteers can also offer free Thanksgiving and Christmas turkey meals to the elderly in need in congregate settings and through home delivery. The Angel Tree as well as Maricopa County AZ Adopt a Family programs is another key serve that is offered.
- Free meals and gift from 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Call ((602) 252-4478
- Tempe Corps Christmas Assistance, 40 E University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281, call (602) 256-4549
- 237 S Montezuma St, Prescott, AZ 86303, dial (928) 778-0150 for information or assistance.
- Phoenix Social Services Holiday Assistance Program, 2707 E Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85008, telephone number is (602) 267-4100
- Green Valley Corp center. Call (520) 625-3888. The address is 555 N. La Canada Drive, Suite 101A, Green Valley, AZ 85614.
- Find more Maricopa County Salvation Army holiday assistance programs.
ICM Food and Clothing Bank
Mailing address 501 S 9th Ave, Phoenix, Arizona 85007. Dial (602) 254-7450
Christmas assistance is offered based on donation levels. they help the poor, single moms, Spanish speakers and others in Maricopa County get help. Free books, electronics, Christmas toys, gift cards, trucks or dolls, and other items may be available.The charity organization, its staff and volunteers prepares and serves Thanksgiving and Christmas meals for people in need.
Maricopa County Assistance League
7044 N 7th St., Phoenix, Arizona 85020. For referrals, call (602) 944-9845
Apply for free school supplies, notebooks, or clothes. There are also Silver Bells Christmas toys or gifts, help for children, games, books and more. A low cost thrift store can help Phoenix AZ families buy affordable Xmas toys, clothes, games, hot wheels cars, electronics and more for Christmas.
Arizona Rise and Dream Foundation is only for families in the Queen Creek area. There are free Christmas toys and meals from Adopt a Family. Thanksgiving dinners or turkeys may be offered too. Get clothes, games, books, and other items from the non-profit. Struggling families in the area can call (480) 737-8655
CAN - Christian Assistance Network
Regardless of religion, race, language or immigration status, assistance is offered. Whether free food or hot meals (Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas) to clothes, groceries, or toys for kids, help is offered. Low income families or single mothers can get free Christmas toys, gift certificates, books, electronics and other presents for their kids - or food. More on find help from Christian Assistance Network.
Another Level of Community Services
Food pantry and clothing bank address is 1326 W Hadley St, Phoenix, AZ 85007. Call (602) 218-8868.
Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas food and meals.
Society of Saint Vincent de Pa, ul Diocese of Phoenix Christmas Adopt a Family
420 W Watkins Rd, Phoenix, Arizona 85003. Call 602.266.4673
The main program they run is known as Christmas Adopt a Family. It can distribute free holiday/Christmas gifts to families, teenagers, gift cards and children in need. There is help for Spanish speakers and migrants too. Toys, games, books, electronics and other Christmas help is offered. More on SVDP Maricopa County assistance programs.
Lutheran Social Ministries
5946 E University Dr, Mesa, AZ 85205. Dial (480) 654-4539
They have an Emergency Service program that helps refugees, the homeless and poor. Free food, holiday meals, small gifts or Christmas toys for kids that are part of their service and other support is offered.
Iglesia Vida Cristiana
3946 West McDowell Rd Phoenix, AZ 85009. Dial (602) 544-9205
They help Spanish speakers and immigrants celebrate the holiday season. Free Christmas toy giveaways in Phoenix AZ, food baskets, Thanksgiving dinner meals and other items are offered.
Christ Community United Methodist Church
104 W Western Ave, Avondale, AZ 85323. Call (623) 932-3480
They have a free food bank that can provide groceries, holiday food baskets and other goods. Ham, meat, pasta, and more.
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